Falcon is FEDERALLY controlled water... totally different set if rules than regular freshwater lakes. Call the USCG, they are the governing body on that lake, not the State of Texas. Fresh or salt doesnt matter when you are talking federally governed water bodies. Would you ever get checked, highly unlikely, but if someone were to get injured badly on your boat during a guide trip a civil suit would take everything you and the next 2 generations of your family have if you are not properly credentialed to be guiding. Falcon and Amistad are both in this category. For my money, I want a guide thats on top of his business and familiar with every single regulation when we are talking about being on a border lake and putting my lively hood in his hands.
You can also add Lake Texoma to the list, its federally regulated... you'll note that nearly all of the Striper Guides on the lake have a USCG Captains License. Search a few, call a few, do whatever you need to do to learn the regulations. Rarely enforced, but technically required. Kind of scary to think someone could be guiding on a lake with these regulations and not even know about them...
Edited by buda13 (07/02/18 04:45 PM)
Edit Reason: added Texoma